Seagulls chasing the pack
TWEED Heads Seagulls are chasing the pack and they are starting to re-write this season’s record into a more positive outcome.
The Seagulls have had a dramatic change in fortune, winning four games in a row after losing the first six matches of the season.
This afternoon the Seagulls play Easts Tigers at Langlands Park (2pm) in round 11 of the Queensland Cup.
Hooker Tim Maccan said if they kept playing consistently, they had every chance of getting further ahead in the competition.
“We did play the top half of the competition in the first few rounds and now we are playing the bottom half but we need to win these games,” he said.
“This is one of our most important games and in the next few weeks we will play the top sides again so we need to get a run on.”
Easts may be ranked second-last on the ladder but they have still put some fear into the Seagulls camp.
Maccan said the Tigers had a good line-up and a few of their players have put Seagulls on alert.
“Their five-eighth Jace Van Dijk has played in Sydney, overseas and is an experienced Queensland Cup player,” he said.
“Jace will do an excellent job of running the show and he is pretty dangerous in attack.
“They also have former Gold Coast Titans player James Stosic and Ben Vaeau on board.”
The Seagulls have juggled their line-up with Brad Davis and Josh Graham out, Luke O’Dwyer moving to lock and Ryan Milligan to centre.
Maccan said the Seagulls enter the game with confidence after their win against the Central Comets at home last week.
“We basically enter the game at full strength and we are getting better each week,” he said. “If we play the same way we did last week, we should be at our best.”
Northern Pride play Burleigh Bears, Central Comets clash with Ipswich Jets, Mackay Cutters face Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles, Redcliffe Dolphins host Souths Logan Magpies and Wynnum Manly Seagulls take on Norths Devils.